Update 06 Dec (PM): Telstra Exchange Fire In Warrnambool

Media Release, 06 December 2012

This is the latest update on Telstra’s ongoing efforts to restore communication services in south-western Victoria. 

Overnight technicians have made solid progress on connecting services. We now have 95 per cent of landline phones repaired and 82 per cent of internet services. This is in addition to all mobile services and large business customers that were restored previously.

This means that there are now approximately 3,000 fixed line services and a similar number of internet services remaining to be connected and technicians will be connecting them one by one as cabling and equipment installation work continues.

Telstra is upgrading our Next G® wireless network infrastructure at Warrnambool Exchange to provide an additional 60 per cent of capacity which will provide our wireless customers in central Warrnambool with a noticeably better Next G® data experience.

Tonight Telstra will take part in the Warrnambool Business Community Forum, hosted by the Warrnambool City Council. It will be held at the Lighthouse Theatre from 7.30pm.

Community forums are also confirmed to be held in other towns including Hamilton, Portland, Edenhope, Heywood, Casterton, Balmoral, Coleraine and Penshurst from Tuesday of next week.